whole food ~ well made

The Dirty Truth

On the last night of my fabulous friend Char’s visit from St. Louis we ate grilled salmon with roasted jalapeno chow chow, Walla Walla Sweet Onion galette and strawberry-raspberry sorbet–following another of her awesome Cointreau martinis. Then, we retired to the parlor for a feature film presentation of Rachel Getting Married, leaving behind all the Read More Read more

Chow Chow for Salmon

I’ve noticed that a lot of people like to fancy up salmon with things like huckleberry sauce, mango chutney and peach salsa. I am not one of them. For me the sweet fruit flavors clash with the briny taste of fresh salmon. Even rosemary cream sauces and lemon-pepper spice rubs just drown out the flavors Read More Read more

A Broccoli Celebration

When broccoli becomes a Caesar salad. I realized that I’ve been slipping up lately here, and for that I do apologize. The parenting thing has been quite all consuming of late, and cooking and baking just aren’t what they used to be…pleasurable and relaxing. Picture me stirring something in my trusty cast-iron skillet at the Read More Read more

Bargain Cherries?

After driving over 300 miles, many of them through the Yakima Valley, we came home to find Northwest cherries on sale at Safeway for $1.98 a pound. In a roadside stand in Yakima, they were $2.99 a pound. It makes you kinda wonder, huh? Read more